About Us
About Us
Meet JLD Tax Resolution Group

Jonathan Donenfeld, CPA started JLD Tax Resolution to help hard working individuals in New Jersey find relief and peace of mind from their IRS tax problems. Our tax attorney and tax resolution specialists take on the IRS for our clients and win! Every client gets a free initial consultation where your issues will be heard, and then we will present a solution to get your back tax problems resolved in the most advantageous way for you. Our client's never have to talk to the IRS. We speak to them for you, so relax and call JLD TAX!
The founder
Jonathan Donenfeld, CPA, CTRS

Jonathan Donenfeld, CPA, CTRS is the President and Founder of JLD Tax Resolution. With over 20 years’ experience in tax, accounting and finance, Jonathan has spent the last 10 years focusing on helping individuals and small businesses resolve back tax issues. As a licensed Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, Jonathan is part of a select group of individuals that are specifically trained and highly experienced in protecting taxpayers from the IRS.

After working at top accounting and consulting firms in New York City and New Jersey, Jonathan started his own firm in Jersey City, NJ to help prevent hard working individuals and small businesses from having their lives ruined by the IRS. Since 2015, Jonathan has represented hundreds of individuals and businesses before the IRS and helped his clients save millions of dollars.

Jonathan regularly speaks before local business groups including the Chamber of Commerce and New Jersey Small Business Development Center and has been featured on NBC news, WBGO, NJ.COM, AM970 as well as the Kevin McCullough radio show.

When he is not fighting the IRS or state for his clients, Jonathan is spending time with his wife Alexandra and their two children, Elsa and Emmanuel.

New York University, BABaruch College, MSA
Carmela Walrond, Tax Attorney

Carmela Walrond is an experienced Tax Attorney and Tax Accountant, who has helped her clients save millions of dollars in back taxes through a variety of methods, including the IRS Offer In Compromise program, penalty abatement, and Audit representation. Carmela is also licensed to practice in federal and state Tax Court as well as bankruptcy court (Chapter 7). She has handled cases for individuals and small businesses throughout New York and New Jersey.

Prior to joining JLD Tax Resolution Group, Carmela was the managing partner at Walrond Tax Resolution PLLC and before that held positions in the tax department of Deloitte, KPMG and CIT Group.

Carmela’s interest in tax began when she was a junior in college and volunteered for the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program in Newark, NJ, which helped prepare tax returns for low-income taxpayers.

Anil Melwani, CPA
Anil Melwani, CPA

Anil Melwani is the most recent partner to join the team at JLD Tax & Accounting. Anil founded 212 Tax & Accounting Services in 2008, and has been helping both businesses & individuals with their accounting, tax preparation, and tax planning since then. Anil’s main focus has been on the hospitality, entertainment, and food & beverage industries, along with clients who face various types of international tax issues and many people who work with the United Nations and foreign governments. He also has extensive experience helping taxpayers with tax problems, including late returns, missed filings, and negotiating back taxes and penalties.

Prior to founding 212 Tax Services, Anil served as Vice President of Armel Enterprises, an importer & distributor of home furnishings. His duties included budgeting, forecasting, and inventory control, meeting with major retailers, and traveling to Asia to develop and source new products. Anil’s career in accounting started with Deloitte in the summer of 2000. He eventually became an integral part of the audit engagement team for several clients including Forever 21, India Abroad/Rediff.com, LensCrafters, Merrill Lynch, and the Rockefeller Family Investment Group. Anil’s knowledge of the inner workings of businesses and their tax obligations, coupled with his experience as a professional auditor, has enabled him to be a very highly regarded accountant and business advisor.

Anil grew up in Great Neck, Long Island, and has lived in Manhattan since 2001, after graduating from Babson College with a Concentration in Accounting. He is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and National Association of Tax Professionals, and has been a New York State CPA since 2005.